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Carolinas College Baseball Roundup: UNC tops Liberty

CHAPEL HILL Adrian Chacon had two hits and an RBI, and four pitchers combined to allow just one run as North Carolina beat Liberty 3-1 Wednesday night at Boshamer Stadium.

Spencer Trayner tossed three scoreless innings of relief for his third win. Reilly Hovis got the final six outs for his fourth save.

UNC (24-18) scored first with a run in the second off Liberty starter Jared Lyons (2-3). Chacon singled home Skye Bolt, who walked to lead off and stole second. Liberty (32-10), which had won 10 of its past 11, responded with a run in the third.

The Tar Heels scored once in the third on an errant throw to first to make it 2-1 and added another run in the fourth when Chacon scored from first on a two-out double by Michael Russell.

N.C. State 10, UNC Wilmington 2: The host Wolfpack (22-18) cruised past the Seahawks (20-20). The Wolfpack scored seven times in the first inning to take command. Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, two runs, one RBI and a double. Carlos Rodon was 2-for-2 with a double, a run and an RBI as the designated hitter.

Campbell 14, Virginia Tech 9: The Camels (28-14) erased a six-run deficit with three runs in both the eighth and ninth innings before scoring five in the 10th for 11 unanswered runs in a comeback against the host Hokies (18-22-1). Steven Leonard, Matt Nadolski and Elijah Trail each had 3 RBIs for Campbell.

Charlotte 12, Wake Forest 4: The host 49ers (12-25-1) had 12 runs on 17 hits, both season highs, against the Deacons (26-18). Derek Gallello led the way with four hits and Corbin Shive (2-3) allowed three runs in eight innings on seven hits with four strikeouts to earn the win.

Longwood 11, N.C. Central 5: Leadoff man Zack Lee had three hits, including a triple, and scored three times, but the Eagles (15-25-1) fell to the Lancers (17-24).

No. 11 South Carolina 6, USC Upstate 1: Kyle Martin went 4-for-4, and Joey Pankake and Gene Cone each were 3-for-3 as the host Gamecocks (32-10) used a four-run fifth inning to beat the Spartans (14-30). The top four hitters in the Gamecocks lineup recorded all 11 hits.

Gardner-Webb 10, Appalachian State 6: The Bulldogs (17-22) rallied to score six runs in the final four innings after blowing a 4-0 lead to beat the host Mountaineers (15-24). Appalachian State got for five runs in the fourth to take the lead, getting six hits and taking advantage of an error. Matt Brill had a two-run doubled during the rally.

No. 22 Clemson 11, Western Carolina 3: Left-hander Zack Erwin struck out a career-high 13 as the host Tigers (25-16) avenged a loss to the Catamounts (26-13). Clemson scored seven run in the first four innings, highlighted by Steve Wilkerson’s two-run double in the second.

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